Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

Endangered Species Found In Cedar Lake Indiana

On July 2nd, 2020 Humane Indiana Wildlife received a call about two young chicks found in a window well in Cedar Lake, IN. Upon further communication with the two teens who found the chicks, it was determined the chicks were actually Virginia Rails, an endangered species in the state of Indiana. “When the finders sent us a…

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Last Show For Disney’s Moana Jr.

Seedlings Theatre Company presents Disney’s Moana Jr as part of NIETF’s Park Plays series at Indiana Dunes State Park. August 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm What better place to enjoy Moana Jr with your family than sitting beachside? Grab your camp chairs or beach blanket and join Seedlings Theatre Company for a fun, family-friendly night…

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The Waterways Downtown Laporte Indiana

    I’ve always seen Pine Lake and sometimes Stone Lake driving in LaPorte delivering the PanoramaNow Magazines, but I’ve never really been on the lake until last weekend. It was such a nice experience and such clear water that I was amazed that in 35 years I had never heard nor seen anything about it…

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Sandy Showtunes Concert At Indiana Dunes

“Sandy Showtunes” presented by Supercharged Trio with the Reasoner Family Singers. Supercharged Trio is made up of three boys aged 8-14 from Dyer, IN who each play violin, ukulele, and other stringed instruments along with signing. The Reasoner Family Singers from Schererville join to round out this multi-generational night of Broadway on the Beach. Park…

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Disney’s Moana Jr Comes to Indiana Dunes State Park

Seedlings Theatre Company presents Disney’s Moana Jr as part of NIETF’s Park Plays series at Indiana Dunes State Park August 6 & 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm What better place to enjoy Moana Jr with your family than sitting beachside? Grab your camp chairs or beach blanket and join Seedlings Theatre Company for a fun,…

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New Paved Trails at Friendship Gardens

Over 2,900 feet of trails at Friendship Botanic Gardens were paved during the week of June 15th, 2020, which was made possible by a grant provided by the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte.    The goal was to provide more access to people that require mobility assistance, such as wheelchairs and walkers. The natural green…

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Hiking in Northwest Indiana

These past several months have been challenging. Many of us have taken refuge out of doors, or found hope and inspiration in the splendor of nature by admiring spring flowers and wildlife from our windows (or computers).   Our natural world unceasingly supports and inspires us when we need it most. Will you now help…

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Recreation Opportunities In Northwest Indiana

During the Pandemic, the safest thing to do is visit an outdoor facility. Northwest Indiana has lots of places to visit. Now is a great time to discover a new adventure. Here’s Some Recreation Opportunities in Northwest Indiana. Hiking in Northwest Indiana These past several months have been challenging. Many of us have taken refuge…

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A Close Encounter with Nature

     Ogden Gardens is a local treasure that is often overlooked. It is a quick and close encounter with Nature because it is located in the heart of the Valparaiso business district with a very close easy access parking area. For local residents it’s an easy bike ride or walk. Odgen Gardens is on…

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Hiking at Luhr Park – LaPorte Indiana

by Andie Renner-Miller A Hidden Gem – Luhr Park, La Porte County.      On a nice warm evening my husband and I decided to visit my favorite of the LaPorte County parks for a nice evening in nature. Luhr County Park has so much to offer. There is no fee to use this park…

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